• First look inside the renovated Barnett Building Apartments in downtown Jacksonville

    By: Bridgette Matter , Action News Jax

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    Sneak peek inside the historic Barnett National Bank Building.

    When the Barnett National Bank Building was built in 1926, it was the tallest building in Jacksonville’s skyline.

    The iconic brick building, which sits on the corner of Adams and Laura streets, fell into disrepair over the years and at one point was added toJacksonville’s most-endangered historic properties list.

    Construction began in 2017 to restore it, and it has been transformed to a mixed-use building, with 107 apartment units to occupy the eighth to 18th floors.

    The other floors will be mixed-use businesses. Inside, the building of the Roaring '20’s-vintange building now has a modern twist of open floor plans, while incorporating exposed brick in each unit.

    The developer, Steve Adkins, with SouthEast Group, says more than 800 people have preregistered for information about the apartments.

    Next month, there are plans for applications for leases to become available to hopeful tenants.

    Pricing has not officially been set but rents will range from $950 to $2,000 a month depending on the unit.

    As far as parking is concerned, residents will have to park at a nearby garage.

    The Barnett building and the Laura Street Trio project are part of a $90 million rehabilitation to historic downtown structures.

    The building is scheduled to be open in the coming months.


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